Asheville City Council approves $4.4M Memorial Stadium project, to include new track
From Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE - After a years-long wait, a new track is coming to East End.
"I'm glad that they're listening to us," said Renee White. For once, she said, it seemed the community was getting what it asked for.
President of the East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association, White has been advocating for a track at Memorial Stadium for years. Community calls heightened in recent months as the neighborhood demanded answers from the city after plans moved forward without the stadium track residents said they were promised.
At its March 22 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a $4.4 million project that would include a six-lane competitive track at Memorial Stadium, a longtime request from the East End/Valley Street neighborhood.